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Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
. you inspire us. i said no, mr. mandela, you inspire us. so there was this unbelievable relationship between what was happening in america and what would happen in south africa. we would say from time to time the struggle in birmingham, the struggle in selma is inaccept raable from the struggle in sharpville. >> one of the reasons i wanted to talk to you today congressman was reading about and thinking about and trying to understand the importance of those decisions made by mandela and other apartheid leaders after sharpville, when they decided non-violence was not enough, they have been so committed to nonviolence, even in the face of incredible brutality, they needed some sort of military response as well. never ended up being the khai part of their response to apartheid, but they made that hard decision. how international were those discussions about the importance of non-violence and whether or not it was enough to overthrow governments and to change the world? >> here in america and around the world, there was ongoing discussion about the way of peace, the way of love, the way o
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:35am EST
. on the man who helped change so much. >> there is mr. nelson mandela, a free man taking his first step s. >> it was a long walk. a walk that lasted nearly a century. freedom and human dignity. a walk he ended up taking the whole world on. on behalf of our rainbow nation, i welcome you all. >> nelson mandela towered over. a moral and political strength and profound decency. >> rebirth that can now be realized. so that all of our children may play in the sun. >> mandela was born in 1918 into a royal family, but he grew up under apartheid, the the vicious cycle of segregation by which the white minority ruled south africa. it's hard today to imagine the pure evil of that system. abject poverty for blacks and restrictions on travel, education and employment. whites enjoyed all of the power and riches in this country. his triable name meant troublemaker so perhaps it was his des atindestiny. he became a leading agitator for change as an attorney. he and the african national congress took up armed struggle. >> will tl are many that feel it is useless for us to continue talking peace and
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
correspondent terry moran on the man who helped change so much. >> there is mr. nelson mandela, mr. nelson mandela, a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> reporter: it was a long walk nelson mandela took, a walk that lasted nearly a century, a walk to freedom and human dignity. a walk he ended up taking the whole world on along with him. >> on behalf of our rainbow nation, i welcome you all. >> reporter: nelson mandela towered over them. a moral and political leader of surpassing strength, implacable determination, and profound decency. >> i am a product of africa. and the long-cherished dream of a rebirth that can now be realized. so that all of our children may play in the sun. >> reporter: mandela was born in 1918 into the royal family of the tembu people, but he grew up under apartheid, the vicious system of racial segregation and oppression by which the white minority ruled south africa. it's hard today to imagine the pure evil of that system. abject poverty for blacks and severe restrictions on travel, education and employment. whites enjoyed all of the power a
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
has lost one of the great moral leaders. >> despite his long captainity, mr. mandela left prison with his mind closed to any settling of scores and his heart open to those he had fought against. >> mandela in his fight for equality influenced not just world leaders, but also the people of the world. >> it's been an inspiration for generations growing up. he stood for the civil rights, not just people in south africa but people around the world and his legacy goes on. >> reporter: people here continuing to leave notes. one of them read, thank you for creating a pathway to freedom for all of us, a message that is being heard here and in other countries as well. michaela? >> very moving indeed. erin mclaughlin, thank you for that. >> the tributes are pouring in from all over the world this morning. president obama had some very, very poignant words to honor the late president of south africa. he actually invoked words that were used at president lincoln's funeral. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and bending will to sacrifice his own
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence that i have traveled this long road to freedom. fight, i madenot missteps along the way. [inaudible]e cross.y more hills to >> his longtime collaborator archbishop desmond tutu gave ask for a friend and global icon. >> thank you for the gift of madiba. him andu for watching enable us to know what we can become. >> for decades of struggle. the system applied violence and racist ideology in equal measure to oppress south africa's black majority and keep the white elite in power. but having won the battle he shared hiseid, victory with his former oppressors. >> his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. heart that be
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence that i have traveled this long road to freedom. fight, i madenot missteps along the way. [inaudible]e cross.y more hills to >> his longtime collaborator archbishop desmond tutu gave ask for a friend and global icon. >> thank you for the gift of madiba. him andu for watching enable us to know what we can become. >> for decades of struggle. the system applied violence and racist ideology in equal measure to oppress south africa's black majority and keep the white elite in power. but having won the battle he shared hiseid, victory with his former oppressors. >> his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. heart that be a hard was no
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> which is where i met mr. mandela when i was with jesse jackson. >> what was that like. >> this is a man whose mind is so sharp. in that in his voice, hello. are you happy to see me today. i said i am sir, i am here to see you today. he was eating breakfast, and reading newspapers in four different languages. reading in zulu, reading in english, it was really remarkable. how sharp his mind was, if i can only be that sharp at that age. >> clearly, when i look at a picture like that of you, and this group that had come to see nelson mandela. >> his life was pretty great then. >> obviously, you weren't around when a lot of the bad things happen. >> you are showing my age, john. i think yo are showing my life. as i mentioned to you elier, this was very symbolic especially because he is from a tribe i guess what i was getting at with the age thing there are certain people that really didn't experience the civil rights movement in the united states. they see this as a landscape of opportunity, and there is room for growth. and so i knew about that, as a young person, in the 90's and i grew up
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
world. so much will be said and has been said already about the credible change that mr. mandela brought about in south africa. my visit with him in '96, i had the privilege of spending nearly an hour with him in his office in south africa. the thing that struck me the most about mr. mandela, when you are in the presence of someone viewed by his countrymen as george washington, abraham lincoln and martin luther king it's intimidating. the thing that struck me is how open and engaging and humorous he was. we had a great time talking and laughing. i said to myself, an icon should not be this happy and laughing. you know, i expected a stone figure and i found a very -- >> doctor, can you reflect on how nelson mandela impacted those that you managed during your tenure at universities like howard? >> caller: sure. i was president of howard for 13 years. during that time, prior to my becoming president, mr. mandela received an honorary degree from howard. it was the first honorary degree he received from an american university. we are proud of that. mr. mandela, when i visited with him reminde
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
, you inspired us. and i said, no, mr. mandela, you inspired us. so that was just unbelievable relationship between what was happening in america and what would happen in south africa. we would say from time to time, the struggle in birmingham, the struggle in selma is inseparable from the struggle in sharpville. >> one of the reasons i wanted to talk to you today, congressman, was reading about and thinking about and trying to understand the importance of those decisions that was made by mandela and other anc leaders and other antiapartheid leaders after sharpville, when they decided that nonviolence wasn't enough. they had been committed to nonviolence in the way that you have been so overtly committed to nonviolence, throughout your life, throughout those struggles, even in the face of incredible physical brutality, and they decided when they saw those people massacred, they needed some kind of military response as well. never ended up being a key response of their response to apartheid, but they made that hard decision. how international were those discussions about the imp
LINKTV
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
decades he spent in detention. >> translator: mr. mandela said being deprived of freedom for 27 years of one's life is certainly a tragedy, but it gave him time to think. i think mr. mandela is the kind of person who believes there is a good and a bad side to everything, that nothing is 100% negative. >> reporter: mandela also ueda a necklace sporting the amc colors. she believes his loveable personality is the pillar that kept south africa from descending into chaos and hat d hatred. >> translator: i saw many people who criticized mr. mandela fall in love with him as soon as they met him in person for the first time. i think that's probably how he was able to pull his country together. mandela's charisma has spread well beyond his entourage and touched younger generations, including ueda's son. >> translator: i'd be happy if i can grow into even a fraction of the kind of person mr. mandela was. >> reporter: nelson mandela may have passed away, but his passion for dialogue his indomminable spirit and captivating wisdom are here to stay. mitsuko nishikawa, nhk world, tokyo. >>> violence c
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:30am PST
wonderful it is to speak with you. mr. mandela was an anc member, actually one of the founders of the african national union. african national congress i was married to a south african freedom fighter was a member of the pac, pan-african congress. they were archrivals. mr. mandela came to egypt where i was living and i had been so used to these rivals arguing and shouting in the living room and in the streets against each other. there was also southwest africa national organization. when mr. mandela came he never had a crossword to say to anyone. i was amazed. i had never seen south africans who were that kind. he had a consummate to give to everybody including my housekeeper and the doorman, it was amazing. a gentle giant he was. >> schieffer: you know, you have written a wonderful poem celebrating his life and his passing. the state department has put it out on a video, i want to ask you about it, how it came about. let me play just a short clip of the beginning of this poem. >> the news came on the wings of the wind reluctant carry its burden. nelson mandela's day is done. the news
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
south african embassy in washington. >> mr. mandela left a global legacy just from the reaction globally to his death, but you can't not be shocked. you can't the be sad. >> reporter: south african ambassador to the u.s. receiving the news from mandela's daughter. >> she knows how important the united states is to the mandela family and to south africa because it was here that so much happened where people marched for our freedom, were arrested for our freedom and that is why that statue is there. >> his ideas will live on. they will never die. >> reporter: people are meeting inside the embassy planning on events in the district to pay a proper tribute to nelson mandela. at the south african embassy on massachusetts avenue in northwest, surae chinn, wusa9. >> you can submit your videos, your photos, your remembrances of nelson mandela on our website, www.wusa9.com. that's where you will also find world reaction to his death along with some of the former south african leader's most memorable quotes. >>> d.c. police chief cathy lanier says there is no connection between a pair of alleged s
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:30pm PST
island in the prison with nelson mandela. mr. swatwali, thank you for joining us. give us some thoughts, what it was like during the apartheid regime. tell us what it was like, eye specially on robben island in prison. >> well, let me first say that our people in south africa and the world have lost . >>> that's what we learned from nelson mandela. during the dark days with him on robben island. today he is seen as an icon of the world, whose teachings, as well as principles need to be embraced by all. he was embraced even by his own jailers, because he demonstrated that through the power of dialogue through the elements and two of reconciliation, people on different sides, former enemies, can come together. that's how -- we solve our intractable problems. we concluded that in order for us to create a new democratic society for a united and nonviolent south africa was to embrace all people. that was seen through the -- >> i have a pictures, mr. sexwale, of the cell. it's robben island. i think we'll be able to show our viewers, a cell where mr. nelson mandela spent so many year
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
and i regret in all those years that i have wasted in prison. >> mr. nelson mandela will be released from the prison. >> there is mr. nelson mandela, a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> reporter: released at the age of 72 in 1990. he remained ever vigilant that his country and freedoms rested in the hands of the people. >> i stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant. >> reporter: and for the people of south africa, mandela's release ushered in a new era of hope and the end of apartheid. >> today the majority of south africa, black and white, recognize that apartheid has no future. >> reporter: in 1994 south african's cast their ballot in the first democratic election. >> this morning applause for the first black voter in history. >> reporter: mandela became the country's president, the first elected by all its people. >> we are all south africans. we have had a good fight, but now this is a time to heal the old wounds and to build a new south africa. >> reporter: after ruling for five years, nelson mandela passed the torch to th
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am PST
to wear this. because if it wasn't for mr. mandel mandela, this emblem wouldn't have survived. rugby was a hated sport and mr. mandela when he came out of prison actually said to them, these are our boys. they play for us. we have to embrace them. and it was really difficult for the anc to get that. fortunately prevailed. because what happened in our country, 1995, you cannot describe in words. i had a sense it was -- but the weeks and the months later it was such a healing moment for our sport. and mr. madiba sensed that. >> he was wearing your jersey with the number 6 on it. >> so he didn't tell you in advance he was going to wake your jersey? >> you can imagine you are playing in the biggest match you'll ever play in in your life and the emotion is going through you as a captain. you focus on making sure the guys aren't too focused, too tense. >> what mr. mandela said to me there, i wanted to hug him. he said to me, thank you very much what you've done for this country. i couldn't believe it. i said, mr. mandela, thank you for what you've done for this country. >> and when you saw
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
nelson mandela. >> there's mr. mandela, mr. nelson mandela, a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. gwen: covering the week, jackie calmes of the "new york times," michael fletcher of "the washington post," and david wessel of "the wall street journal." >> award-winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live, from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- we know inw-up, cyber world, threats are always evolving. we were protecting networks, then we were protecting the transfer of data, today, it's evolved to , finance, and military missions. constantly innovating to advance the front line in the cyber battle wherever it takes us. of performance. northrop grumman. additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. providedl funding is annenbergndation foundation, corporation for broadcasting and contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from gwenngton, moderator ifill. gwen: good evening, as you know,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:30pm EST
long long time. and you remember when mr. mandela came here. >> i do. i remember it was a day of joy for those of us that were here, we felt very very proud. i was standing on top of the apollo marque. and the motorcade was bringing mr. mandela up. i remember having binoculars in my hand, it really felt good. for a lot of us here it gave us a sense of hope, that finally something positive was being done in the world. that relates to us. i know some guys that got their life together just by nelson mandela visiting. they felt this sense of i have to get myself together, time is wasting. let me do my thing. and i think it was fitting that he came to harlem. where he saw his people. it was almost like a little reunion. nothing but blackness, he saw his people, felt good, gave some positive messages. he was at riverside church. it was a wonderful time. >> and only fitting that y'all put this marque up tonight in memory of nelson mandela, because when he was here, that marque was such a big part of his visit as well. >> that's true. when he came in 1990, he had just gotten out of priso
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
zealand, john key wrote, mr. mandela was a force for change not only in south africa, but around the world. reacting tonight, muhammad ali wrote, his was a spirit born free. destined to soar above the rainbows. today his spirit is soaring through the heavens. he is now forever free. new york's cardinal dolan wrote, nelson mandela was a hero to the world. his bravery in defending human rights against the great evil of apartheid made him a symbol of courage and dignity as well as an inspiration to people everywhere. and mandela's great friend, archbishop foundation wrote in his name his fearless generosity and leadership were in the service of transcending our differences by seeking our oneness as human beings. and here's the "new york" magazine cover, a tribute to the young mandela, young freedom fighter. tonight, bono, mandela's great supporter and friend wrote, in the end, nelson mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he never surrendered to rage or violence but because he learned love would do a better job. >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. bureau tonight. andrea, thank
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
mrs. mandela. there were a huge crowds here, more than 100,000 people, there was a huge parade. a lot of people we spoke to today found out about his death as they were leaving work, and seeing this marque. and for people here, his sit sit brought a bit of hope. a lot of people remember him riding by is pointing at the apollo theater. he just mentioned how his visit game hope. people just appreciated him making the stop, when he could have stop sod many other places. so certainly sadness, and a lot of fond memories coming from the people that were here those years ago. so jonathan -- what else is expected -- are there any events expected to happen at the apollo tonight? >> well, not tonight, like i said -- you just have started here. people are finally just stopping by, many people sharing memory as lot of people have stopped by to speak to us, and say i remember back in 1990 that we were standing -- we were here on top of the marque. some people remember being -- really at this point no sort of planned memorial, or anything, if you will, just a lot of people here sharing fond mem
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
disarmed this man by having him over for tea. he left. no civil war, mr. mandela. >> we have spoken about how mandela learned the language of the oppressor and got into the mind of how africaners think and said with you may win the battle but not the war. look back at your history. >> a sense he learned it when he was a boy in those rural hills. he used to stick fight with his friend. there is a story about how in those stick fighting games as a boy, barefoot, he learned to win but not dishonor your opponent. it was that kind of analogy that he took through and he used it to great effect over and over again. our colleague is just outside the stadium watching all of these people come in. isha, what is it looking like out there? >> reporter: hi there, christiane. the crowd is continuing to come into this area and make their way to the fnb stadium even though the rain is pouring down. one of the remarkable things is despite the fact it is range so heavily when you see the large groups come down this walkway and make their way to the entrance, they are still singing andpausing in the ra
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
on now for several days since mr. mandela's death was announced on thursday evening here. the street has been filling with marchers, with choirs, with schoolchildren, with ordinary people who have come from far and near to be here, to be part of a celebration of mr. mandela's life. all of this is perhaps a day of anticipation because tomorrow about a mile or so from here, that huge soccer stadium that seats some 80,000 people, there will be countless people gathering to come to mourn, to come and breathe and celebrate mr. mandela's life. it may be the largest organization ever, perhaps rivaling the services for pope john paul ii when there were 70 heads of state, kings and queens. we are hearing there will bow 50 or 60 heads of state. leaders from as far away as new zealand and australia also coming here. although the american delegation, as you mentioned, which was scaled down based on the wishes of the south african government, they are trying to limit this. there is just a huge outpouring for mr. mandela and literally the world wants to be here. millions more will be watchi
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
us. mr. mandela's death comes at a period of deep unease, writes the new york tiles. the past year and a half, the country faces the most serious unrest provokeed by a wave of angry miner, a deadly response on part of police, messy leadership struggle and deepening fishers between south africa's ruler masters. members of the party have said mr. mandela's near saintly legacy from years of struggle has been eroded by a scramble of self enrich. . nelson mandela died with his family around him at a hospital. it was brought to us by the south african president. he was born in transic south africa. he moved to end the regime. the impact of his efforts reconciled generosity and to find the common ground between humanity's higher values and his own power. john carlin once described him and said he'll ultimately reach beyond south africa's borders. this coming to us from black borders. prior to doing so, mandela earned a bachelor's degree during which time he was elected onto the student's representative council and suspended from college for joining a protest boycott. he was eququalified i
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
mr. mandela is buried. michelle kaczynski is outside his home. tell us what you are seeing there. >> singing and dancing until at least 3:00 in the morning. even on the second day. i think what immediately strikes you and touches you is the incredible diversity of this crowd. people still coming together with their entire families and their friends. they will come here with a feeling of togetherness of truly moving sense of community. one boy 7 years old, drew a picture of house and trees. he drove here from a tiny village four hours away. she said a school was built. she said because of mandela, her child and the other kids there have a good education. plus, a huge pad of flowers on the gates lead to go mandela's home. people having their own gatherings. they will come here where they feel closer to mandela where he lived as well as closer to each other. >> michelle, we're having a little bit of trouble hearing your audio. i have to tell you what i love is how this nation, their mourning is so joyful. they really seem to be celebrating his life. >> yeah. i think it is part of tr
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
mr. mandela's passing was announced. tomorrow will be truly significant and unique event. there are perhaps 95,000 people who will be allowed into the stadium and there will be tens and thousands more who will be try to be near there. the event of course is captivated the country and the world. security will be unprecedented. the south african security forces used protecting mr. mandela, the secret service and security forces here are sfam with protecting with mr. mandela. this is not an unknown island. of course, anything is possible about the they are taking unprecedented steps to make sure the stadium is secure. the treats in the area near here will be closing down in a couple of hours and private vehicles will not be allowed anywhere near the stadium. it is expected to be an emotional day. the program has just been released and there will be remarks by several of mr. mandela's grandchildren and comments from a former political prisoner along with him who served 26 years on rob bin island and remarks from heads of states like president obama and leaders of brazil and china and cu
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
first met mr. mandela right after being released from jail. you were in a room alone with him. tell me about that moment. you're young, 20 and impressionable and looking for your place and 20 years later you would be the ambassador for south africa. what happened in that room? >> really pretty incredible to me and hilarious in retrospect. this was immediately after the ticker tape parade we had and i escorted him into city hall, and next i knew we were alone. i discovered in moments of silence, had a weightiness to him. i was probably staring at him awe struck for ten minutes then a voice said, young man, may i trouble you for a glass of water. he said it with a little slight i am patience and it became clear he probably asked several times but i was so dumb struck by him that my feet were rooted. of course, i hurried and got him water and never ever had such pleasure in providing service to another human being. i just wished i could have done more in his service and for his cause. >> we hear people say that nelson mandela is the moral compass for south africa, for the continent, fo
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
waits with bated breath. then this announcement on february 10th, 1990. >> mr. nelson mandela will be released from the prison on sunday, the 11th of february, at about 3:00 p.m. >> reporter: the a in h -- anc has its own concerns about what they will find in a freed mandela. >> some feel maybe we have built this man up and put him on such a high pedestal that if and when he's released, we may find him such a disappointment. >> reporter: february 11th, 1990, after 27 years in prison, the questions regarding the hopes and dreams of a nation will be addressed. >> and this crowd's just going wild. >> there's mr. mandela, a free man, taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> this man walking out of prison who seemed unbowed, who still seemed heroic, who seemed optimistic. >> that is the man who the world has been waiting to see. his first public appearance in nearly three decades. >> the whole country went bananas. i mean, it just went crazy. >> joy, exhilaration, the jubilation in the streets, people tcrying, people dancing. >> we thought, this is a true cause for optimism. here
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
. those words lead the new york sometimes article that came out moments ago. mr. mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason. by negotiating with captors after his release in 1990, mandela led the african national congress long a banned liberation movement to an lek to recall victory in 1994, first fully democratic election in that country's history. the new york times goes on, mandela served one term as the president and had not been seen in public since the year 2010 when the nation hosted the world cup soccer tournament. decades in prison and insist ens on forgiveness made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end the country's domination and power of peaceful resolution in even the conflicts. we are joined now on the live line, mrs. smith. a difficult day, one we had been informed would be coming. that doesn't make it easier. >> i think south africans are pleased. [ inaudible ] he was a healthy man the most of his life. the last year was painful for him. >> we've clearly lost the connection with mrs. smith her authorized biographer. she was speaking on a cellp
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
of mr. mandela's home. people singing songs and chants from the movement mr. mandela lead here decades ago. all day long here, a steady stream of humanity, as people have shown up, sometimes entire families. here, we show their last respect to the man this entire nation so adored. as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela through song, dance and tears, details about his grand state funeral are coming out. >> we should all work together to organize the most befitting funeral. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow with a national day of prayer and reflection, for south africa. with an official service on tuesday in johannesburg, where thousands are expected to gather at the fnb stadium, the same stadium where mandela made his last public appearance during the 2010 world cup. the services are expected to be the largest in generations, with prominent leaders and dignitaries from across the globe attending, including president obama and the first lady, who travel to south africa next week, to pay respects, bringing along president and mrs. george w. bush. ♪ for three days, his bod
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
in one capacity, and with mr. mandela post-presidency in other capacities, not only was his sense of humor telling, but so was the self-deprecating use to which he put that humour, lest there was any thought that a political halo could be bestowed upon him. he certainly did not want that, and he would not want that to be part of his legacy today. i mention humor because my first introduction to nelson mandela was far from fortuitous. he was then president, and enormous numbers of parliamentarians had somehow all descended on south africa at the same time. they had come from new zealand, australia, here, ireland, france all on fact-finding missions. it was interesting that these fact-finding missions all coincided with the rugby world cup that was taking place in south africa. given that there were more visiting foreign politicians in the country than even visiting foreign rugby players, the president held a great gala reception. the leader of our delegation, my friend rupert redesdale, liberal democrat hereditary peer, was introducing the british delegation to the president, and he w
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
the u.s. to pose sanctions. let's roll video of mr. mandela. he was africa's former president who helped break the country system of racial discrimination. he died this evening, age 95. south african president jacob zuma announced the death at a somber news conference. people are coming here to the south african embassy to pay tribute to mandela. we are going to hear from a 12-year-old girl. she walked here with her father and here is what she had to say. >> i want to pray for his family, him and all the people that are suffering for his loss. i like to say thank you for him and everything he did for us. >> reporter: back out here live, you can see the south african embassy here, the statue and there is a lot of media here. we are in very tight quarters, which is why my voice is lowered. a lot of folks from the local stations, you have international media showing you how nelson mandela touched lives for civil rights around the world. fellow south africans, you know, nelson mandela brought them together as well. he had been in and out of the hospital for months. in june, he was adm
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 2:30am PST
mr. mandela. a very weis man or future lawyer he told. our lives were intertwined and bound together by destiny. when i became [ inaudible ] i got to know madiba better. he was as great as a leader through his humility and persuasion and respect [ inaudible ] he believed in sharing insights and listening to others. when there were demonstrations and other political organizations, madiba [ inaudible ] to take up arms and defense of the right of our people. [ inaudible ] still the nation was formed. one of the biggest attributes of madiba, i became one of his -- i, together with five others -- from 1961 to the end of 1962 to be sent out to the peoples, a time of training. i was together [ inaudible ] [ speaking in foreign language ] upon my return from china i became a member of the high command, an organization that w was -- [ inaudible ] and supervising the activities. [ inaudible ] together with madiba -- for the government for attempting to overthrow the apartheid of the government through -- found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. as a prisoner 56764 i occupy add
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time when he spoke so memorably. mr. speaker, the character of nelson mandela will show not only in the determination which which he talked but in the grace in which he talked -- won. being in prison could've left him bitter. but perhaps the most remarkable chapter of his story is how we took the opposite path. he did choose innocence. jailerted his own former to come to his presidential inauguration. he employed at his private sector a young woman who became his confidant. he rouses country behind a screen box in the most powerful gesture of reconsideration. his government pursued a policy of forgiveness. party officials were brought into his government of national unity. three conciliation -- the reconciliation committee were brave moves. his best -- is desperate hope was to have south africa at his heart. nos time of office showed less determination and stepping up the fight against aids. it has been one of the great honors of my life to go to south africa and meet mandela. i remember talking about this issue in his office and hearing his determination to ensure antiviral drugs reach
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conviction, his courage changed the world. mr. mandela went from freedom fighter to political prisoner to president. >> his message of reconciliat n reconciliation, not vengeance, inspired people everywhere after he negotiated a peaceful end to the brutal segregation of black south africans and forgiveness for what the white government had done, oppressed them and imprisoned him. today, the world is remembering ali con. >> nelson mandela. nelson mandela. ♪ >> in south africa, the grieving and mourning are mixed with songs and celebration. for the man affectionately known by his clan name madibmadiba. remembering the life and legacy of any son mandela. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. it is interesting how much of a celebration it has been. there is the mourning. there were tears tonight. today it's been singing and dancing, people celebrating the life. >> he seems to have an impact on just about everyone. people around the world are reacting. we are watching live pictures of him being celebrated in the streets of johannesburg. died in the suburbs of
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tonight. especially in the places nelson mandela touched. people are out in the streets. outside mr. mandela's formal house 20 miles from here. and outside his current home here in north johannesburg where he passed away. it may well be after midnight here but the crowds are still growing. there are hundreds here. the mood has changed quite rapidly to one of quiet shock to frankly boisterous celebration of his life. this is a typical almost uniquely south african reaction, greta. people of all colors, many who have wrapped themselves in the south african flag, some holding candles are toy toying, a revolutionary dance. they are singing his name. one young woman outside his home here is holding up a sign saying it's in our hands now. inside the house a large richly furnished home i have been lucky enough to enter many times to film mr. mandela, the former president was surrounded by family members as he passed away. it's widely believed that elders from his home village, mr. mandela was, after all, a deeply traditional man, are now going through rituals. in english, the ceremony they
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got out of prison, i traveled to london with the reverend jesse jack to meet with mr. mandela and mrs. mandela in the flat in london. it was a small apartment. we met and it was extraordinary. i was in the room with living history. i was in the presence of greatness. this man's humility about the combination, there is no question that nelson mandela was a man who embodied what martin luther king jr. talked about in referring to the spirit of the times. here was a man who was out of a sense of directioning history and those around him. a man who didn't presume to be the mouth piece for god. nevertheless spoke for millions of people not only in south africa, but around the world. the courage it took to for give south africa into its future. his love ethic that they spoke about was the predicate for the expansion of opportunity for africans who were black to join with africans who were white and others to forge the future of that nation. what's interesting as many criticize mr. obama here, president obama who was encouraged by him. i was at the white house when the film was screened. i h
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been more street party than anything else celebrating the life of mr. mandela. obviously there's also some grief and mourning but most people are trying to focus on the positive, the legacy and the tremendous achievement of mr. mandela and this country during his life. also you have to remember that all these events are taking place over a week. there's the memorial service tomorrow and then for the next three days after that, mandela's body will lie in state at the union builds, the seat of government in pretoria and the body will make a procession from the military hospital to that place each day so there will be people trying to line that route and see what's happening as well to visit the body and pay their respects. and finally the funeral in a distant part of the country where mr. mandela is from, so many events over many days and a lot of emotion overall that. >> ron, thank you. checking the news feed this morning, that massive winter storm that stretched from texas to the northeast is making for a messy and dangerous monday commute. a winter storm warning is still in effect fo
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. mandela's. my husband was a pat, pan african congress, mr. mandela was founder of anc, african national congress, others south african national union. i was used to those men and a few women shouting and screaming at each other. they were really arch rivals. when mr. mandela came, he didn't raise his voice. he didn't argue with anybody. he didn't put anybody down. they were rivals. i had never met a south african who wasn't shouting and really angry all the time. i know he was angry, but he didn't use his energy foolishly. so it was a year after that he was imprisoned. i became friends with his wife then, winnie mandela. and we continued to support each other over the years and over the oceans. and she would tell me how he was. he wasn't vitt uperative with t guards. i was part of hillary clinton's delegates when he was inaugurated. i sat there and watched the guards, who had guarded him for 27 years, sitting in the right sights, in the best seats, invited by mr. mandela. not to say look how you treated me. i'm free now and i can ya ya ya at you, not that at all. in fact, he was graciou
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, lots of concerts in support of mr. mandela, lots of concerts in support of those who said that we should not have any dealings with south africa as long as apartheid was still in place. >> the people for sanctions were on the right side of history because it really did weaken the regime and probably brought them to the bargaining table much quicker. >> in your article, you noted south africa's economic and clinical aspects were intertwined. how so? how did he help to narrow that defined? had growth rates under 1% during the entire apartheid regime. from the time he was a like did until 2008 they were clipping along. that is an astonishing miracle and away. he did that by saying we want free markets. we will not nationalize the minds. we want everyone to be able to sort of compete in our economic system and to take heart. and theyted jobs opened up the labor force. they had a very strong affirmative action program which has worked very well there. they managed to get a lot of people. >> let's talk a little bit about his economic legacy. our business week colleague charles kenny wro
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proud of her own and of bedford's part in mr. mandela's story. mr. speaker, between 1986 and 1990 the right honorable gentleman, myself and peter pike, the former member for burnly, made three visits to south africa at the invitation of the followers of christ working for a peaceful resolution of the situation there. on our return from our first visit, we made joint speech speeches in a debate here in the house of commons on june the 17th referring to each other as our honorable friends, a point dually note -- duly noted by -- [inaudible] we had gone together, safety in numbers, at a time when the anc was still banned, the political situation deteriorating, violence abroad and where the isolation of south africa was impacting on the flow of anything. we found and were able to report back to our respective party leaders, and i had half an hour with an anxious, worried and very uncertain margaret thatcher. we reported back on the tragic success of apartheid in separating one person from another, on the urgency of the need for change to avoid a looming catastrophe and how the united
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are one of the most humble person i ever met. i will tell you whether mr. mandela arrived today he said to our producer and said what is the subject of today's show? [ applause ] and she said nelson mandela. you are the subject of today's show. and he goes, oh, all right. >> she credits mandela as the inspiration for her school for girls in south africa. our coverage of nelson mandela's life and death continues later this half hour as we hear from mandela's jailer who describes their unusual and long-lasting friendship. you want to keep it here on abc news all morning long. >>> all right. we will turn to other major headlines beginning with something of a reversal by the white house involving the president's uncle who had been facing deportation from the u.s. omar and the president had never met but they said he lived with him three weeks while attending law school. it came after the judge ruled he could stay ignoring a deportationing order two decades ago. >>> libyan government says so far no one claimed responsibility for shooting an american teacher to death as he jogged through
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comparisons with mr. mandela. mr. obama often noted privately and publicly that his sacrifices would never compare to mr. mandela's. aide to mr. obama said he was uncomfortable when people drew parallels between them as often as they did. this is from "the new york time times", not "the washington post." i apologize. how fair are those comparisons? they are inevitable and now we're going to continue to read and hear more about them over the next few days and weeks. how fair are they? >> it depends on which mr. mandela you're talking about. >> and which mr. obama you're talking about. >> one of the things that we talk about is mr. mandela as a tremendous humanitarian leader and so on. and he really was. but he was also a politician. and he also had to hold together a coalition, find the way to steer his country forward as the first black representative in that democratically elected government. in that way, they do have a great deal in common. you do see a very nervous and frightened group of white south africans wondering exactly what his presidency meant for them. and in some ways,
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met mandela only once while he was a senator in 2005. as president mr. obama travelled to see the cell where mandela was held for nearly two decades. he described his relationship to the man he and many others affectionately called madiba. >> he is a personal hero and i don't think i am u meek in that regard. he's a hero for the world. >> back this south africa, the mood is part sadness, but part celebration. crowds gathered to remember nelson mandela who changed the world by committing his to the freedom of the south african people. >> i have nothing but deep gratitude they have given to me as an individual and let me state this. they were able to achieve anything, i know that this is because i am the servant of the people of south africa. >> it has been more than two decades since nelson mandela walked out of prison, but for those who lived through it, it seemed to be a piece of a larger puzzle. consider when mandela was freed, we were less than a year removed from china's tianamen square. the berlin wall came down the previous november. it was a fleeting moment in history, but
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: through the cold corridors. >> this is number 7. the cell of mr. nelson mandela. >> reporter: and into the tiny cells. this is where mandela spent almost two decades. a cold stone cubicle. no plumbing. a thin mat for sleeping. hard labor in the prison rock quarry. a hard life day in and day out. ahmed muhammed cusrata was a fellow political prisoner but now a retired member of parliament. one of mandela's closest friends. >> we were sentenced to life in imprisonment, and we knew that for political prisoners, life meant life. >> reporter: but he said mandela never asked for special treatment. in fact, he refused it. >> he could have been exempted from work at the quarry. he refused. 1977, 13 years after we were in prison, he was offered release. he refused. >> reporter: over the years in prison, mandela developed a unique friendship with this man. one of his guards, crito brand. >> i don't know at all who mandela was when i started at robben island. >> reporter: a warm friendship began to develop and one day brand broke all the rules for madiba as mandela was called by his friends. mand
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. >> the government has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela unconditionally. >> reporter: mandela emerged from behind bars without bitterness, to resume his campaign. >> africa. >> melson mandela sacrificed his personal freedom for our personal freedoms. >> reporter: his work was recognized with a nobel peace prize. as south africa's first black president, mandela remained a humble man. taking delight in a new york tickertape parade. dancing at a concert in his honor. meeting with world leaders and his civil rights hero. >> so help me god. >> reporter: as promised, he stepped down as president of south africa after serving just one term. >> south africa has been a despotic state through almost the whole of the 20th century. mandela's legacy stands against it. that is one of the best and most optimistic qualities that he hands to the people of south africa. >> reporter: by all accounts, the measure of this man can be taken by what he wants to be remembered for. here lies nelson mandela said, a man whos has done his duty on earth. >> keith miller reporting. joining us the c
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know, he has a very close relationship with nelson mand a mandela. their lives are intertwined. mr. obama has said that his first political act as an individual was in support oh of the anti apartheid movement, which mr. mandela, of course, was leading. so there's that. we expect that this could be one of the largest gatherings of heads of states ever together assembled in one place. it's an event that will perhaps rival the funeral of pope john paul ii back in 2005. some 3 million converged upon the vatican. the numbers here at the football stadium where the main event will be held could be as many as 100,000 or so. there are several other venues in the johannesburg area where people will watch on giant televisions. and countless others will cram the streets to get near this area where there will be this huge event going on. and don't forget, after tomorrow, there are still three days of official mourning, where mandela's body will lie in state at the union buildings at the capital. and a final state funeral in qunu where mr. mandela was born and grew up. a week-long series of eve
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. >> mr. nelson mandela will be released at the victor-verster prison. >> february 11, 1990, and nelson mandela would walk to freedom. those precious moments captured by photographer david turnley. >> and here's this tall man in his suit, and he was so charming. he hugged everybody, seemed to know everyone by name. it was as if he'd never been in prison. and he walks to the window. and suddenly the sound from this crowd came rushing into this room and he stepped out of the window onto the balcony and addressed the world for the first time in 27 years. >> africa, africa. >> there's mr. mandela, mr. nelson mandela. a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> after all of those years in prison, mandela could have used his political power to fuel a wave of violence against white oppressors. instead he spoke of one country. >> i greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. >> mandela and south african president f.w. de klerk formed an unlikely alliance that in 1993 would win them both the nobel peace prize. a year later, mandela would run for president
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me the most is i was saying, you know, mr. mandela, you are a beacon to the world in terms of freedom, struggle, the sacrifice, the 27 years in jail, standing up for principle. he started laugh. he didn't laugh easily. i was taken aback. like maybe he's not understanding this american guy. he said no, it's just when he was growing up, all he wanted to do was rebel against his parents. he just wanted to get out of the tribal situation. he was like a prince. and go to the big city of johannesburg. he wanted to box. he wanted to learn poetry. he wanted what he called a western-style education. i think that stays with me. especially in this holiday season, we forget what we have. a western-style education. this guy was willing to do anything for it. and rebel against his parents. what he wanted more than anything else. he didn't even see that he was going to become this worldwide legend. >> dana be an bob both have questions. we'll begin with dana. >> i'm curious about how it was that you were plucked out of the crowd, of all the joushallists that were there, how did it come to be that yo
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the mind of mr. mandela and bishop desmond tutu, it was the recognition from our side and on the side of mr. mandela and his colleagues that to continue our hostilities and acrimony would mean the destruction of this country and would lead to a civil war that no one would wish to go. >> reporter: as botha recalls, mandela's message of peace predated the '90s in the early '60s following years of action against apartheid he made his famous speech at the dock that would lead to his imprisonment. >> he said, i afford against white domination. and i afford against black domination. i have challenged the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. and then he concluded by saying, this is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i'm prepared to die. >> reporter: mandela was an icon. but he had a very human side, too. as botha was to find out when he reached out to mandela during his presidential years. >> mandela is no angel. no humans are angels. his second divorce, i thi
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mrs. michelle he is a very gracious, elegant woman, very dignified woman, you know, mrs. mandela, win any mandela the girls, nani, zuni they have been beautiful through this whole process. i think there is a profound sense of sadness, because when you finally get the word that, you know, the chief is gone, you know, it is overwhelming but i think there is an equal amount of joy and festivity and people celebrating, okay, now this major event has happened, but i think the family is actually very dignified and holding up very well. >> rose: what do we know what is going to happen between now and the actual funeral day? >> yes, there is, you know, there is a number, a series of protocols that have been put in place by the south african government are executing, obviously on the tenth there will be a huge rally in soweto, you know, archbishop tutu will preside over the funeral, the funeral is on the 15th and i would anticipate it would be one of the largest gatherings of heads of state in, you know, in modern history. you may see more heads of state attend mandela's funeral that john f. k
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televised event. he credits mr. mandela with his first political action company against apartheid. this is some of what mr. obama had to say. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the dpl that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make to strive for a further worthy of his sacrifice. >> well, one of nelson mandela's biggest supporters was archbishop desmond tutu. he presided over a church service in capetown to remember his friend a short time ago. these pictures coming into us about 30 minutes ago and people listening to mr. tutu's every word about his friend. archbishop tutu also released a statement saying, we quote, over the past 24 hour years madiba taught us how to come together and to believe in ourselves and each other. he was a unifier from the moment he walked out of prison. we are relieved that his suffering is over, but our relief is drowned by our grief. may he rest in peace and rise in glory. >> the memorials, the ceremonies are just beginnin
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to enter many times to film mr. mandela, the former president was surrounded by family members as he passed away. it's widely believed that elders from his home village, he was after all, a deeply traditional man, are now going through rituals in english the ceremony they are going through is called the closing of the eyes. it will last several hours during this night. there are many tears in many countless eyes in africa today. mr. mandela always had a smile and a joke when he met people. i was fortunate he asked me eight years ago to come and be his personal vid yeographer. he got a joke out of nothing each time he saw me. he once saw me with a group of women on one occasion and he came over and whispered, lucky you. he turned to me and says, paul, is this the car i came in? well he's going on a journey now. and after up to two weeks of ceremonies it will end up with him being laid to rest, greta. >> you know, we hear about him being humble. none of us knew him personally. we look at the things he has done this his life. but he tonight, would he be surprised that the whole world is
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thousands and thousands of people i that lined auburn aven. that was a very sad occasion. when mr. mandela came to atlanta it was a happy joyous occasion for people of atlanta and really certainly for people of our nation and around the world. >> how do you cope while everyone else is mourning? >> i think what we are sad about is the loss at the same token the confr contribution to the ws so incredible. he is now in a better place as we see in the christian tradition. he has gone home to rest with god. he has paid far more duce t duer world community than the average individual would be able to. and for that we are so thankful for this dignified leadership of nelson mandela. >> talk about the similar traits you see between your father and nelson mandela. >> i would say if we talked about various traits of nelson mandela and martin luther king jr. they both unrelenting. >> my dad was unrelenting and mr. mandela was unrelenting for his fight for justice and there are par parallels in those particular areas my dad used his voice to represent the poor and oppressed. president mandela used his voice
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outside and on the side of mr. mandela. that to continue our -- and echo them, would mean the destruction of this. it would mean to a civil war that no one would wish to go. >> as botha recalls, mandela's message of peace following years of action against apartheid, he made his famous speech that would lead to his imprisonment. >> he said that i have fought against one domination. and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the idea of democratic and free society. all lift together and with equal opportunities. and then he concludes by saying this is the idea, i have to live for and to achieve. but it needs to be, it is an ideal for what i'm prepared to die. >> mandela was an icon, but he had a very human side, too, as botha would find out when he reached out to mandela during his presidential years. >> the second -- i think in march 1996 and got a message that he felt extremely lonely. so i phoned and he answered the phone. not the secretary. and i then conveyed my condolences and we -- to absorb this event now. and no empathy, friendship, only time first time he started
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government has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela. >> reporter: finally after 27 years in prison at age 71 he was free. in the years following his release mandela went on to win a nobel peace prize and was elected south africa's first black president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: served as president until 1999 when he announcement his retirement. >> don't call me. i'll call you. >> reporter: despite health problems his retirement years were busy as he worked on behalf of charities and campaigned tirelessly to bring the world cup soccer tournament to his beloved nation. in the summer of 2010 mandela saw that dream realized. his life was a series of battles, but in an interview on his 90th birthday he said he'd do it all again. >> i don't regret it because the things that affected me were things that pleased my soul. >> reporter: i'm renee marsh reporting. >> now, of course, whenever something like this happens, tributes pour in from around the world and, of course, the death of nelson mandela is no different, a lot of folks with a lot to say tonight. >> absolutely
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and ted koppel leaned in and said, mr. mandela, the communist. they were the only ones that helped us. next question. >> you're talking about the controversial part, that he aligned himself with revolution areas like fidel castro, gaddafi and was briefly a member of the communist party. as you write about that in the book, he transcended that when he became president. he certainly didn't seem to follow -- and such. how did he do that? how did he transcend that? >> he believed so deeply in his cause. keep in mind what apartheid was like. here he had a small white minority that controlled the fast population and assets. south africa is a beautiful country with many, many assets. it was terrible what was going on there. i visited south africa more than once. i was there, my bride and i, and a small delegation from our administration. we were there in '91 as a guest. >> you met them there. you talk about the bitterness and lack of anger. he didn't go after his opponents. he started truth and reconciliation. >> isn't that something? truth and reconciliation commission, no one perhaps but h
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you. you inspired us. i said new york city, mr. mandela, you inspired us. >> we entered into a covenant, which i billed to society in which all, both black and white, will be able to walk tall without any fear in their hearts. assured a right of human dignity, a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. he was his nation's great emancipator. south african, the born-free generation who never lived under apartheid are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. prisoner, revolutionary, father of a rainbow nation. michelle kosinski is live outside mandela's residence. michelle, this has been an all night, all day celebration, joyous celebration of mandela's life. >> it's just been incredible. you go through the crowd and you see the mix of people, all walks of life. we've seen babies and very old, black and white, really all races and faiths. people are gathered along a fence here outside of mandela's property. this morning it was a bare fence. this morning it is covered with flowers. the procession of people up and down the str
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the he said. i met with mrs. thatchter day before mandela was set free and britain never broke from apartheid south africa. but the u.s. played the most significant role of any. i think, i was listening to brother doug speak. he chose a critical point. he had a chance for a very bloody south africa. but the unfinished business. and i think that reconciliation over retribution. we had a conversation about two years ago. we were talking. he said he had been the military leader. he felt nonviolence would not work there. he planned to blow up a hospital in desperation. he was captured just before that happened. he is glad he got caught. he would rather have spent 27 years in jail than to have the blood on his hands of innocent people. to me that is quintessentially him. he also made some tough decisions politically about his allies. he reached out to cuba. he reach out to libya. he tried to bring a nonaligned mission. ted global vision and very principled stands on those issues. >> and president obama only met nelson mandela once, i believe. there did seem to be a real connection betwee
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the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. against all odds, the leader of a rebellion became the leader of national unity. mandela's decade-long rebellion turned him into a freedom fighter, an international hero. >> i fought against white domination. i have fought for every family. >> mandela was born into a privileged family. he supported nonviolence. he became a lawyer and opened the first african law firm. in 1960, mandela turned militant. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless for us to continue talking nonviolence. >> mandela loved up to his name, troublemaker, repeatedly challenging authority. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentence to life in prison. he was cut off from the outside world, but mandela's message and movement endured. his wife became his unofficial ambassador. finally, in 1990, nelson mandela was freed. >> mandela became south africa's first black pres
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with us, we are so grateful, and mr. mandela our father was in prison for 27 years. we are so grateful for the world and we are celebrating but the mediva rest in peace. >> thank you, sir, this is has been happening all day by the way, this is what the spirit of the event is. you were saying this is a dichotomy saying he fought for freedom and we needed democracy and freedom and got that but dot, dot, dot they still struggle here. >> i was speaking to a woman on the plane coming over here and she said mandela sold us out and i said what do you mean, he sold some of the white people out. you have an interesting remembrance of his legacy and some people are celebrating it and you see most of the nation is and sometimes they say remember and sometimes the jury is not sold on the legacy. >> one thing i heard from blacks and whites today is what south africa didn't have is a civil war and didn't have that significant blood shed and didn't have the call for revenge and in the new anc there are members and some younger who still want that, they want to take property back from whites in countr
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. >> we go to roba from johannesburg. this is not unexpected given mr. mandela's house. we might ask now how are south africans reacting? >> reporter: richard, news of nelson mandela's death was announced just before midnight. so inevitably still today many of south africans are still learning the news that the father of this nation passed away during the evening. here his suburban home in johannesburg many hundreds of people have come. the mood here is not somber at all, though. there have been very few people here in tears. people have come to celebrate his life and the lives that they've been able to achieve and to live as a result of his sacrifice. people here also wondering precisely what happens next, and we're awaiting details in the next few hours about a lying in state and about nelson mandela's burial, which once diplomats are saying that the plan resembled the biggest state funeral for any former leader south of winston churchill. >> thank you. rohi for us in south africa. now to nbc's brian williams with a look at mandela's incredible life and unwavering spirit. >> to deny an
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abandoned apartheid. >> the government has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela unconditionally. >> reporter: mandela emerged behind bars without bitterness to resume his campaign. >> africa. >> nelson mandela set aside his personal freedom for our personal freedoms. >> reporter: as south africa's first black president mandela remained a humble man, taking delight in a new york ticker tape parade. dancing at a concert in his honor. meeting with world leaders and his civil rights hero. as promised he stepped down as president of south africa after serving just one term. >> be south africa has been a despottic state throughout almost the whole of the 20th century. mandela is one of the best and optimistic qualities that he has to the people of south africa. >> reporter: by all accounts the measure of this man can be taken by what he wants to be remembered for. here lies nelson mandela said, a man who has done his duty on earth. >> here with us now, a giant of civil rights. you got a chance to interview president mandela in february of 1990 after he came out of prison after 27 year
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a historic announcement. >> the government has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela unconditionally. >> teichner: a moment forever seared into our memory. after more than a quarter century behind bars, nelson mandela stepped into the light. >> amandla! >> teichner: mandela at 71 emerged looking not like a broken prisoner, but like a king. >> he had won. but mandela is famous for his smile, but that smile is not there. and i believe he was deeply aware of the enormous challenge and responsibility that now lay on him. ♪ >> we will reach the goal of liberating the black people of this country within our lifetime. >> teichner: nelson mandela was free, but the fight for freedom was far from over. >> pelley: when we come back, "60 minutes'" bob simon reflects on mandela's journey from prisoner to president. honestly, i'm not looking for five-star treatment. i get times are tight. but it's hard to get any work done like this. then came this baby -- small but with windows and office. it runs my work stuff. ...and i can use apps like flipboard for news, or xbox video to watch the shows i'm
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
daily protests at the south african embassy in washington. >> mr. mandela has had global action. you cannot be shocked and cannot be sad. >> reporter: south african ambassador to the us received the news from zinzi, mandela's daughter. >> she knows how important the united states is to the mandela family and south africa, because it was here that so much happened where people marched for our freedom, were arrested for our freedom, and that is why that statue is there. >> his ideas will live on and never die. >> reporter: people are meeting inside the embassy planning on events in the district to pay a property tribute to nelson mandela. at the south africa embassy, saray, wusa 9. >> if the national cathedral agrees there will be a memorial service there on wednesday. the condolence book is going to be open to the public daily, and there will also be nightly vigils from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the embassy. >> in the audience, it was electrifying. people were cheering, just about every word that he said about his experience, and the way in which there was that parallel between the south afri
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in the world, suddenly yielded. >> mr. nelson mandela will be released at the staff prison. >> reporter: it was an amazing moment when mandela walked out of prison. on february 11th, 1990. the world rejoiced. he worked with his former enemy to move toward free elections and the end of apartheid. he and frederik willem de klerk were jointly awarded the nobel peace prize in 1993 and the following year this, the world again looked on in wonder and joy as millions of black south africans lined up to vote for the first time. nelson mandela was elected president in a landslide. >> so help me god. >> reporter: a few months later at his inauguration attended by scores of world leaders, he declared a new era for his beloved country. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: terry moran, abc news. >> now what happens next is nelson mandela's body has already been moved to the hospital. he will be given a state funeral. not only that, but all of the flags will be at half staff until the funeral is over. the
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
antiapartheid icon died peacefully last night surrounded by his family. mr. mandela, became a symbol of hope around. world for his life long struggle against the apartheid system of racial segregation in his country. he spent 27 years in prison for defying that system. after his release he sought not revenge but reconciliation. mr. mandela went on to push for one of the most progressive constitutions on planet and became south africa's first democrat exly elected black president. he chronicled end of apartheid and mandela's election and serving as african correspondent for the bbc. tom, thanks for joining us today with your thoughts. and what were they when you first got the news that mandela pass ad way? >> i had a lot of emotions both at a personal level and a professional one. i had the same feelings that everyone had, this was absolute titan of the global stage whose like we'll probably never see in our lifetimes again. these sort of men only only come around everyone hundred years or some i have memories when i met him during the time i was in south africa, particularly of his pers
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, everybody except that mayor's lapd security team. i could tell by the route nelson mandela was taking to the meeting and back to city hall for the rally that there was no way i was going to get close to mr. mandela, so i decided to stay outside with the fellow citizens in downtown l.a. who had come to cheer and celebrate the rarest of human beings. i have always regarded dr. king as the greatest american this country has produced, but dr. king was dead long before i was out of diapers. here was a freedom fighter that represents the closest thing to kings correct i would ever meet. i was stuck outside pouting until someone yelled to me the mayor was asking for me. backecret service let me inside city hall, and i moved or the hallways, now filled with mandela's entourage, to see what the mayor needed. all the time i am looking for a glimpse myself. .he mayor wished us to meet mandela wanted to personally greet mohammed ali and sidney poitier before he went to speak at the rally. my job as a young aide was to go outside and escort ali and poitier back into the mayor's office. my heart accel
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
an extraordinary and inspiring man mr. mandela was. >> david cameron said he was a hero of our time. >>> no one claiming responsibility yet for killing an american teacher in libya. someone shot and killed ronnie smith as he was jogging near the american consulate in benghazi. smith taught chemistry at an international school there. he was killed five days after an al qaeda group called on libyans to attack american interests to avenge u.s. special forces taking an al qaeda suspect in tr tripoli in october. >>> this gym teacher in loudoun county will not be in school today. gregory winchin is on leave. a staffer at cedar lane he wi elementary in ashburn thought he was acting strange during class yesterday. deputies arrested him for alcohol possession on school property and driving u the influen influence. students were never in danger. >>> the loudoun county sheriff's department is look iing for the person responsible for a reported burglary and assault. police say it happened in the university station area of ashburn around 4:30 yesterday. apparently the victim came home to find a
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no way i was going to be close to mr. mandela. i stood outside with tens of thousands of other citizens, who had come to celebrate the rarest of human beings. king is the greatest american that this country has produced, but he was dead long before i was out of diapers. here is a freedom fighter who represents the closest thing to martin luther king's courage that i will ever meet. but i was stuck outside until someone yelled to me that the mayor was asking for me. they let me back in city hall and i moved through the hallways now filled with his entourage to see what the mayor needed. i am looking for a glimpse of nelson mandela and winnie myself. of all the celebrities and personalities, nelson mandela wanted to meet with mohamed ali and sydney party a -- sidney poitier, i went outside to insideali and poitier the mayor's office. my heart was beating so fast i went outside and secured them, as i had been told. doori opened the security that led to the mayor's office, and the entourage saw ali and them,r walking toward i cannot explain the dancing and the chance and the love a
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
commemoration of mr. mandela's life. there are plenty of ways you can take part. you can leave flowers outside the south african embassy outside massachusetts avenue and northwest and go inside to stein a book of condolences -- sign a book of condolences. a steady stream of visitors did that today. >> i just wanted her to know how important that the work that he did for freedom was. >> the south african embassy will hold a vigil for mandela every night from 7:00 to 8:00. next wednesday morning at 11:00 there will be a service to celebrate nelson mandela's life at washington national cathedral. be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 nelson mandela, father of a nation, a cbs 48 hour special program exploring the social, cultural and political impact of his life on the world. >>> new tonight a stabbing right outside the howard theater down along the 600 block of t street northwest. it happened at about 6:00 this evening and the police tell us the victim is a man and was suffering life threatening injuries as paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital. at last check no suspects and the
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province of south africa. a distant part of this country where mr. mandela was born and where he grew up as a young boy. so several events still for many days packed with a lot of emotion as the country and world say good-bye and farewell and pay tribute to nelson mandela. now back to you. >>> breaking news just coming into our newsroom. an after-school worker at a bay area catholic school is under arrest, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. police in hayward say 29-year-old mia cummings and the 14-year-old victim have had an inappropriate relationship for two years. cummings is an after-school program assistant at all saints catholic school. she is facing eight felony counts of lewd acts with a child. police do not believe cummings victimized any other children. >>> still to come, first the sales now the holiday shipping crunch. but how do you make sure your packages are safe? the answer is coming up in a live report. >>> a coalition of high-tech companies take on government spying. we'll take a look coming up in business and tech. >>> and a fixer upper. definitely a
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of thousands to honor mr. mandela. >> but first one child's mission could save nasa. what he's doing to get the president's attention. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, idaho. the >>> dozens of dogs rescued in california are now on their way to idaho. the front street animal shelter in sacramento says it typically takes in about 10,000 animals a year. and the shelter refuses to euthanize if it's a time or space issue. and in this case, a nonprofit organization called wings of rescue is making sure the dogs will be saved. >> we get a second chance at a life. so we did hire this aircraft that cost about $9,500 firefighter flight but we're -- for the flight but we're saving 80 dogs. >> they are now on their way to idaho humane society where there's a high demand for small canines. >>> search for life on mars is turning up some good news. it's the strongest evidence yet that a fresh water lake may have existed on the red planet. science journal says the nasa curiosity rover made the discovery in a large crater. for decades though scientists have known there was water on mars but now they know it could ha
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progresses after the memorial service tomorrow, mr. mandela's body will lie in state at the union building and on sunday next week, the state funeral, the official funeral in his homeland homeland, very remote part of the country but where he wanted to be buried so, again, an emotional week, a long good-bye, a lot of mourning, but also a time to celebrate this life. >> ron allen for us, thank you. >>> we move to washington where a budget deal finally sounds imminent, "the washington post" reporting the finishing touches under way with a sealed deal expected on capitol hill. the first successful budget, of course, since 2011 but it amounts to little more than a cease-fire according to "the post" because the deal would not significantly reduce the $17.3 trillion in debt. it wouldn't close corporate tax loopholes. it wouldn't fully replace sequester cuts. in essence it appears it would just avoid another debt crisis on capitol hill. >>> a rare trip to pakistan for chuck hagel. it is the first trip there for a pentagon chief in three years. his meetings with pakistan's prime minister
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> i submitted a memorandum, due to the effect that mr. mandela ought to be released that we're bringing a bigger martyr of him every day he stays in prison, and that his international aclaim and status would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any more. unfortunately, it continued on. >> here we have a man 27 years in prison. the day he was released he displayed the acumen and attitude of an american who has been a president before. amazing. amazing what insight he had into the minds of people. and for that matter into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the negotiation process that led to a peaceful transfer of power was mandela's insistence that there need be no losers. that all could read. >> we handed over power. but we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and surrender when you do the right thing. you liberate yourself. that's what we did. it was not a capitulation. it was liberation. >> reporter: and the what month says he was liberated quotes from a statement that nelson mandela ma
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coverage live from johannesburg this morning. rohit, this was not entirely unexpected news, given mr. mandela's health. how are south africans reacting? >> reporter: mara this was predictable news but painful none theless, announced late at night just before midnight south african time. many millions of south africans are still waking up to learn the news the father of this nation passed away during yesterday evening. first the mood here at nelson mandela's suburban home was fairly somber. now it is incredibly cell la braer to. people are bringing flowers, cheering, singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. they're celebrating his life and celebrating the lives they can now lead as a result of his anti-apartheid struggle. many people wondering here precisely what will happen next? what will the state event be. they're waiting for details about a lying in state which is expected in the next few days and about a burial which one american diplomat described as being the biggest state burial in the world since that of winston churhill. >> celebration of a remarkable life, rohit kac
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-- i mean, dad was killed early, became an iconic figure. mr. mandela over time after he came out of jail became iconic and president of the country. >> he was particularly meaningful if your country. in your mom's kitchen there are family pictures or there had been family pictures and the only non-family member in that photograph was nelson mandela. >> when the amc won, my mom went to a party in south africa and he pulled her up on the stage and you see them dancing. great picture. >> all right. remembering nelson mandela. again, a week long celebration of his life beginning next week. >>> all right. all of a sudden the white house has a new version of a meeting between the president and his controversial uncle. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. it really made the difference between a morning around the house and getting a little exercise. unlike the bargain brand, depend gives you new fit-flex®, our best protection. it's a smooth and comfortable fit with more lycra strands. get your free samp
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
wonders, what must be going through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. an indescribable moment. his walk to freedom after year in the robin island prison. he stepped into the waiting arms of his family and the joyous expectations of an entire country. >> i cherish the idea of a new soh . >> reporter: mandela not only became the first south african black president, but he won the nobel peace prize after putting aside his feelings for his former jailers and inviting them home. >> i have fought against the white domination, and i have fought very firmly against that domination. >> reporter: nelson mandela's given name translates as troublemaker. it was a teacher who changed it to nelson as the young mandela grew up if a privileged home and was first a lawyer, representing blacks forced off their land, but his nonviolent apartide opposition ended foo after 69 peaceful black protesters were slaughtered by the police in what was knowns at sharkville massacre. >> there's many people who feel it's fruitless for us to continue to talk about peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: mandela was the
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. i had the privilege to cook mr. mande mandela's first meal f captivity. ♪ >>> googood evening and thank yu for joining us i'm expwroz. joie chen. >>> but it was also designed to send a message t that the nation was serious about it's war on drugs. in the year since ho how howevey have come together to criticize the guidelines which limit judges gues discretion in handit sensentences. >> prosecutors can strong arm defendants into plea deals. a young man received a sentence that eastern even a judge call. >> 23 years eatio ago weldon waa father of two bhoi bhois boys aa budding record label. >> he was a total joke jokester. >> this is weldon's sister. inafge left he was also a smalle marijuana dealer. trans actions that let him down to this place the fed penitentiary where he has been incarcerated for a debl decade w rchl. >> while we talkin angela called for prison and talked about what led him there. i was young and dumb and it was a big mistake. >> a mistake that owe i e he isg dearly for. >> one of my childhood friends was arrested and he was works as an informant. >> he sold hi
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see this sort of silver-haired fist pumping caricature of mr. mandela but wanted to see the man. the man behind the legend. >> the producer began asking the future south african president for the film rights to his story before mandela had even achieved some of his most iconic plot points. >> i was writing to him while he was in prison. >> the famous inmate doubted his appeal. >> i have letters in his handwriting, you know, modestly saying well, will people actually want to see a film about my life story. >> audiences must now ask not if there's a mandela film, but which they prefer to watch. >> you have a divine spark. >> morgan freeman has played the president in "olympus has fallen" but says taking on mandela for "invictus" was the hardest. >> the president is just a guy. mandela is not just a guy. >> the part of mandela is not one that just any guy can play. among the challenges, mandela's unique cadence. >> the biggest challenge of course i had was getting the voice. because he has a very distinctive sound. >> and of course, what the former president said in that voice is what m
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Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight outside mr. mandela's home. >> this place we are standing right now is because of mandela. >> reporter: 24 years ago, blacks were not allowed in this wealthy neighborhood after dark. >> during this time you and me would have been in jail. you look a little bit black so you'd be in jail with me. >> reporter: masala calls this time sweet sorrow for south africans. their guiding light is gone, but while it was here, nelson mandela used his gifts in a game and changed the world. byron pitts, abc news, johannesburg. >> we thank you so much for watching. abc news will have live coverage of the nelson mandela memorial service tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. eastern time. we're always here at abcnews.com. "nightline" later and i'll see you tomorrow. >>> tonight, street corner marketplaces being taken down. >> tonight you'll see what is being done to keep streets safe. >> another clear, cold night over the bay area, where freeze warnings under affect in just a moment. and east bay boys choir invited to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. >>> we are facing another fight of subfreezi
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
life. give us a thought or two about this remarkable man. >> well, mr. mandela was a warrior. he was one of the most courageous individuals i have ever worked with. he was a champion for freedom. he expanded democracy. he transformed south africa, the african continent, but he was really a leader, someone who was gracious when you were with him in person. back in 1993, i escorted him with one of my friends to the inaugural of bill clinton. he wanted to be here in the united states to witness that moment and of course, later, we all witnessed his inaugural in south africa, but he was a strong man, a determined man, but somebody who believed in unity, in peace and bringing people together, especially after spending so many years in prison. >> so many people around the world, including in the united states, they struggled to get rid of that apartheid regime and he eventually succeeded together with so many others who worked so hard to do it, and he inspired all of us. >> you know, back in the late 1970s, there were boycotts, of course, boycotting apartheid. many people on college campus
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washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference tha
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> pastor williams met mandela twice, the first time at his celebrated appearance in oakland in 1990. williams says mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment, to become an irresistible force for peaceful change in the tradition of ghandi and dr. martin luther king jr.. >> being in prison for 27 years, you hear me? 27 years and then walking out of that prison as a new person completely. there's no doubt about it, he liberated the world in many ways. >> mandela wa
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grandfather. had uncanny resemblance. i told him that. i said, mr. mandela, i showed him a picture of my grandfather, he said, we're all brothers. my grandfather had passed away by then. it was just his constant humility. and i think one of the things that i look at the nexus of the anc and naacp our struggle that was continuing in of -- going on in south africa there is a necks us that really made us as brothers and we had such an 'feign tee with him. affinity with him. he meant a lot to me. >> i think we would miss an opportunity if we treated everything that he accomplished, everything he was as something that we look back on. as the past. in fact he left homework for us to do. he left -- not only in south africa but also for us here. how do we relate. the things that we get upset about that we don't speak to people about. the fights we have, look what he forgave. look how he reconciled. the truth of the reconciliation in south africa still one of the most amazing things that's ever happened in the world. to face their accused and do something better. >> he created that possibility he
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man standing in front of me and i looked up and saw it was nelson mandela i said "good afternoon, mr. mandela." he said "the name is nelson. welcome." so we became friends. >> reporter: for 18 of the 27 years he s:e mandela walked down this corridor everyday and at the end of this walk there was no freedom, there was this. an eight foot square cell with a mattress on the floor for his bed and a bucket for a toilet. mandela was allowed one visitor a year for half an hour. mandela and daniels were among 30 political prisoners isolated in what was simply called "b" block. >> we sat on the brick. >> reporter: mandela and his fellow inmates worked long days in the yard sitting on bricks ordered only to look straight ahead they smashed slate into gravel with hammers. black inmates wore short pants in all weather. the apartheid regime's way of reminding them that all black men were considered boys no matter what their age. the yard is now just another stop on the robben island tourist route. but no visitor can imagine what it meant to eddie daniels when his jailors allowed the "b" block pri
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mandela's death on thursday. he was 95 years old. mr. mandela's body is being prepared for his lying in state later this week. on tuesday, there will be an official memorial service in johannesburg. >>> number five, police are searching for four people believed to be behind the killing of an american school teacher. officials say 33-year-old ronnie smith was gunned down while he was jogging in the libyan city of benghazi on thursday. smith moved to libya just about a year and a half ago. he was teaching there. he was planning to return home to his family this month. >>> merrill newman, a veteran of the korean war, 85 years old, is back to see his family today. cnn's paula hancocks in seoul looks at newman's role in the korean conflict. >> reporter: putting on military fatigues in seoul, former members talk about the korean war. now in their 80s, these men were part of an anti-militant guerilla group. they say released american citizen merrill newman was one of their leaders. newman used to send orders to us indicating which island to infiltrate and occupy. then used to work on combined
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Dec 10, 2013 2:05am PST
in the early '50s. a friend of mine, simon, who knew him better, introduced me to him. mr. mandela, a very wise man. not knowing our lives were intertwined and bound together by destiny. wh in the early '50s, i got to know madiba better. madiba's greatness as a leader stems from his humility and his great belief in the persuasion and respect. he believed in sharing insights and listening to and learning from others. when the doors to peaceful demonstration, and other political organizations, madiba persuaded them to take up arms in defense of the right of our people. we carried out what madiba was operating on the ground, i together with five other s othe 1961 to the end of 1962 sent out to the peoples republic. i worked together with him. upon my return from china, i became a member of the national high command, an organization that was supervising the activities. on the 11th of june, 1971, together with madiba, for attempting to overthrow the apartheid government through violent means. we were eventually found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. in prison, madiba's leadership
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attend for mr. mandela are the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon, david cameron, prince charles is going. the french president, francois hollande and even the cuban president, as we said he had ties with cuba in the past, raul castro, list goes on and on of dignitaries. >> of course, with president obama and three of his predecessors going to south africa, you can imagine what robin was talking about, and that is security and the kind of complex situation they're dealing with potentially a nightmare. secret service had very little time to prepare for the trip. athena jones is joining us at the white house. we're very much aware of what it takes. there's not a lot of advance work when you have the limited amount of time. air force one expected to touch down what, early tomorrow morning? >> early tomorrow morning. i think about 1:00 a.m., they'll be making a fuel stop on the way. bottom line, these are the kinds of trips that take weeks and months to prepare. this was compressed into a very short time line. the spokesman for the secret service say they've done things in less time and
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. president obama describing mr. mandela as a giant of history. >> it took a man like madiba to free not just the prisoner but the jailer, as well. to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you to teach that will reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past but a means of confronting it with inclusion and generosity and truth. he changed laws, but he also changed hearts. >> president obama getting a warm welcome there will attending the memorial service with three of his predecessors. you see them there, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. the leaders of more than 90 countries in attendance there. >> president obama surprised a lot of people when he shook hands with the cuban president raul castro. you see it there. a rare gesture between the u.s. and cuba which have had pretty strained relations for the last half century or so. we're already getting reaction from cuba. we're going to get to the significance of that handshake and how it is being viewed in a moment. but first want to go to johannesburg. >> we've got reporters on all angles of the
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mr. mandela's death, a few flowers were placed outside his home. look at it now. in the days to come, there will be more. >> that is for sure. byron pitts tonight. thank you. >>> and some dramatic pictures coming in from overseas, from ukraine. hundreds of thousands of people filling the central square there in the capital. angry that their president is now forging closer ties with russia and moving away from the west. a landmark statue of vladimir lenin was toppled over. people taking turns taking aim. >>> and from iran tonight, state tv is reporting that u.n. inspectors have begun their work. it comes after that landmark short-term nuclear agreement. this weekend in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens
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our own folks here talking about apartheid and her first meeting with mr. mandela. >> i was in awe of this awesome ,uman being i had worked for that i had read so much about, that i had educated others in the california legislature, that that ione to jail for, had rallied on college campuses for, and all of a sudden, when he landed, in los angeles, when we created the big welcome event for him, there he was, and i was dumbstruck. i was in all of him, and, of course, you know, there is no one else like him. >> congresswoman, someone -- the emancipation proclamation took a long time to come to fruition. we move from the civil war into the 1960's. that is our experience. there is a different south african experience. thesimilar or different is black experience in south africa, versus the united states? >> apartheid in south africa was the worst kind of oppression you could ever imagine. not only did you have people who to areas fard outside of the main cities of south africa, who lived in shanties, one water fountain that served thousands and people brown, or white, and if you fell in
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
begin. a little over three years ago in that very stadium, mr. mandela would make what was one of his last appearances there at the world cup. smiling, cheering. that day would end in tragedy. he lost his granddaughter in a traffic accident on that week and he was not seen again in public. as we said, more than 100 world leaders have come for this memorial service this morning including four american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had their apartment up front. we're told they spent an awful lot of time on that flight together in the conference room, joining together to remember a man who changed so much. and we see again that crowd in the stadium.
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the man who saved them. >> presence in life meant so much for the african people. allowed them to get rid of their guilt feelings. >> i think everybody loves mandela. but true reconciliation, if it's really, i don't see it every day. >> reporter: but today mandela's death has reminded people of what he stood for and the nation they still need to work to create. >> services at san francisco's gladenn memorial church recall mandela and his long fight against aparthide. >>> joyful singing rang out in the church
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30am PST
that out that mr mandela possess our understanding that we must find ways to deal as many bridges as possible. that's the only way to the nation will move forward we can jess disengage from everything and certainly around the concept of sports people can in fact be brought together of the wrapper really can wrap her mind. president obama gave the united states said the interim all trophy off to the death of nelson bill was announced. he said we are not likely to see the likes of madonna a can you share that sentiment. why i think that perhaps not in our lifetime certainly we never know we cannot none of us can ever say. absurdly perhaps there would be a ton of them and outline of a martin became one of the gandhi. art becomes a tool to our world i don't know that we will see of the likes of of those gentlemen are all in and i liked. martin news that came this as being in the two cctv america. the cost time that people will say morning nelson mandela who is often called an old friend the south african embassy in teaching is offering a local competitors says. diplomats that same or
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
people. it was the site of nelson mandela's first speech after his release from prison. mr. mandela's body will lie in state. his body will lie there in state for three days of public viewing. and then his body will travel home. it is expected that jimmy carter, bush the elder, bush the younger will all travel to south africa to pay their respects, to the extent that their health allows it. >>> the scale and burial is expected to match those of pope john paul and winston churchill and people of that magnitude. when dan rather said he should be considered the greatest leader of the second half of the 20th semplg century, that's how viewed. >>> as the details of the arrangements for the next few days emerge, we will bring them to you right here. that does it for us. thank you for being with us. . >>> the world reacts to the loss of a global icon as news spreads of nelson mandela's death. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >
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